Growing Chefs! Ontario
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Speaker: Andrew Fleet

Speaker: Andrew Fleet
Session: Healthy Food Prepared by Youth For Youth

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Growing Chefs! Ontario Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Growing Chefs! Ontario Growing Chefs! is dedicated to uniting chefs, growers, educators and community members in food education projects for children and youth
  • 2. the mission... To get kids excited about wholesome healthy food! Growing Chefs! Ontario: provides children with the confidence, knowledge and enthusiasm to grow and prepare local, seasonal and healthy cuisine
  • 3. GROWING COMMUNITIES COMMUNITY BASED CULINARY AND AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION PROGRAMMING FOR YOUTH
  • 4. Growing Chefs! Growing Communities Summer Camp After School Programs Youth Groups Community Centres Conferences Farmers’ Markets
  • 5. Growing Communities By The Numbers 2012/2013: - Over 90 cooking classes offered in partnership with over 15 community organizations - Over 140 paid hours for youth chef apprentices - Over 900 children/youth participants (ages 3 – 24)
  • 6. What makes Growing Communities successful?: • Portable • Properly trained Instructors • Partnerships • Adaptability • Community Givebacks
  • 7. THE HISTORY OF GROWING COMMUNITIES COOK IT UP! A Food education and skill building program for at-risk youth Facilitated by: The London Community Resource Centre And The Middlesex London Health Unit
  • 8. LONDON COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTRE: Cook It Up! A How-To Manual Cook It Up! How-to Manual Planning, Implementing, & Evaluating a Community-based Cooking Program London Community Resource Centre London, ON http://lcrc.on.ca > Resources > Food Security Resources and Reports November 1, 2010 For information, please contact: Linda Davies, Executive Director London Community Resource Centre 652 Elizabeth Street. London, Ontario N5Y 6L3 phone: 519-432-1801 e-mail:linda@lcrc.on.ca > Cook It Up!
  • 9. DESIGNING COOKING AND FOOD SKILLS PROGRAMS • Is it Interesting? • Is it Engaging? • Is it Useful? • Is it FUN?
  • 10. INTERESTING ENGAGING USEFUL Will the participants want to eat what they make? FUN
  • 11. INTERESTING • • • ENGAGING USEFUL FUN Understand what the kids you are working with have to gain from the activity Organize and deliver the activity in a way that is relevant to the participants. What are they learning in school that they can relate the activity to?
  • 12. Example: Salsa EXAMPLE #1 Children who are 3 – 7 years Skills: measurement (math), following a recipe (literacy), identifying ingredients (geography/history), following instructions in a specific order, cleaning up.
  • 13. EXAMPLE #2 Children who are 8-12 years Skills: • Some chopping with safe choppers • washing/cleaning produce • food safety • seasoning exercise • managing work space • mis en place
  • 14. EXAMPLE #3 Youth Ages 13- 18 Skills: • knife skills • altering recipes • washing/cleaning produce • Seasoning • Meal planning • historical/geographical/ cultural context • following detailed/complex instructions
  • 15. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY GROWING COMMUNITIES FUND
  • 16. GROWING COMMUNITIES FUND • Contributing Partners: Libro Financial Group The Joseph Rea Fund for the Environment The London Community Foundation The Springs Restaurant Kantina Restaurant Milo’s Craft Beer Emporium
  • 17. Thank You!